SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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PORSON, Prof.
The Devil’s Walk.

Published
London: Marsh and Miller, Edinburgh: Constable and Co, [1830]
References
Cohn, 572
Plates
6
Binding/Size
Xs=12mo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Marsh and Miller, Edinburgh: Constable and Co, [1830]
Ref
862

In-12 de 31 pp., (3) pp. de publicité : maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, coupes filetées or, dentelle intérieure dorée, tranches dorées, couvertures imprimées conservées (Rivière & Son). Édition originale ; exemplaire de seconde émission dont la pagination fautive a été corrigée. 6 gravures sur bois à pleine page d’après Robert Cruikshank. Elles sont comprises dans la pagination mais tirées sans texte au verso. Exemplaire dont les six bois sont en double état, noir et colorié. Robert Cruikshank a sans doute bénéficié du concours de son frère George pour illustrer ce petit volume. “Woodcuts by Robert, assisted by George Cruikshank”, avance Cohn, qui cite une lettre de la femme de George à ce propos : son mari a tellement aidé son frère que, dit-elle, “these designs (...) may be considered almost (if not quite) his own”. Exemplaire parfait dans lequel on a relié le dessin original à la mine de plomb, signé “RC”, de la première planche. Ce dessin sur papier pelure porte, au verso, la marque d’un encrage par frottage : il s’agit du dessin original ayant servi à la préparation de la gravure, par empreinte sur le bloc de bois. Exemplaire des collections Truman et Borovitz. In 12 of 31 - pp . ( 3 ) pp . Advertising : Full red morocco, spine tooled with raised bands and tooled in gilt, title in gilt, triple gilt fillet border to boards, gold threaded cups, inner gilt dentelles, all gilt edges, printed wrappers preserved. (Rivière & Son ). Original edition. 6 full page coloured woodcuts after Robert Cruikshank. They are included in the pagination but from without text on verso. Robert Cruikshank was probably assisted by his brother George to illustrate this little volume. " Woodcuts by Robert , assisted by George Cruikshank ," Cohn advance , quoting a letter from the wife of George about it : so her husband helped her brother , she said, "these designs (...) May be Considered Almost ( if not quite ) His Own . " An almost perfect copy. Original pencil drawing on thin paper on prelim. Copy of Truman collections and Borovitz. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. "From his brimstone bed at break of day." 2. "And backwards and forwards he switch'd his long tail, As a gentleman switches his cane." 3. "He saw a Lawyer killing a viper, On a dunghill beside his own stable." 4. "An Apothecary, on a white horse, Rode by on his avocations." 5. "As he passed by Cold Bath Fields, he saw A solitary cell.--" 6. "He saw a certain Minister --(a minister to his mind) Go into a certain house --with a majority behind."